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The Legendary Silk Road by Rail

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The Legendary Silk Road by Rail


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Dates available throughout: 2018-2019

 

At a Glance

At a Glance

Included:

  • 7 nights on an exclusively chartered train
  • 5 nights in high-end hotels
  • Non UK transfers. Guided transfers to and from all airports and train stations according to program
  • English speaking guides
  • All excursions and sightseeing as per itinerary, including entry fees
  • Hugely popular cuisine, with local specialties prepared on board and served as per itinerary
  • Attentive porters at all railroad stations
  • Entertaining and enlightening lectures on local lands, people and cultures

Highlights:

  • Historical center of Shakhrisabz
  • Samarqand: The Registan Square and Ulugh Beg Observatory.
  • Traditional welcome ceremonies in the historical centers of Bukhara and Samarqand
  • Karakum and Kyzylkum desert
  • Tian Shan Mountains
  • Pearl of the East: ruins of ancient Merv
  • Lunch/dinner with an Uzbek and a Turkmen family as well as in a Madrasah with folklore

Weave your way along ancient trade routes and experience the blending of cultures along the Silk Road, from China to Europe, that created great civilisations and unique monuments. Explore Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, accompanied by the rhythm of the railroad on your own private train.

This journey makes you familiar with the many and varied cultures along the legendary Silk Road and numerous localities that made history, among them in no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Tien Shan Mountains, the Central Asian countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are richly endowed with history and culture, a flavour of which you will sample on this exciting journey by Private Train.

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